I think that is exactly right. Roberts likely played both wings off against one another. Like the conservatives, the liberals were probably getting mixed signals from the Chief on where he would come down on these firearm issues and the libs had no more stomach to try and force the issue that the conservatives did. His goal was to maintain the status quo, keep the Court from being a lightning rod and he clearly succeeded.
What will be interesting is the impact of the election. If Trump wins, RBG will likely be gone inside of the four years. Another solid conservative vote moots out the Chief's gamesmanship. On the other hand, if Biden wins, RBG retires and now the liberals have the majority and do not need Roberts any more to advance their agenda. So the Chief goes back to the conservatives and writes or joins meaningless dissents ostensibly adopting the conservative view of issues. Either way, the Chief is the big loser in the next presidential election in my view.
Awesome. I've become quite fond of mine. I run it on little L, not big L. It mutes out the occasional K band proximity radar so I don't even notice it frankly.
I do have a remote display from my old one. It works but the mute button on it does not. I think it's slightly not compatible.